Unless you’ve been hiding underneath a(n exceedingly) large rock for the last week, you won’t have escaped the worldwide media coverage of the Scottish referendum on Independence. And if you’re a regular reader, it won’t have escaped your notice that I’m from Scotland 🙂
“Oh, you’re Scottish?!”, exclaim the Danes. Before launching into, “I studied there!/We’ve toured around the highlands!” Or, “It looks so beautiful!/We would so love to go there!” (On a sidenote: when I worked in Luxembourg in the 1990s, the first comment I always got from Frenchmen was, “Oh là là – the film – Braveheart!”)
Males Danes will then often make a joke about kilts.
Then straight after that comes the classic, “Well, hey, you must drink a lot of whisky!” To be honest with you, I can’t stand the stuff… Give me a g+t!
And then there’s the really weird stuff. Like when people start serenading me with that “classic” (and I used that in the loosest sense of the word…) Shubidua song “McArine” about the mean canny Scots who brews his own whisky… Cover your ears and run for the hills! 😛
But back to the referendum. Scotland said No (or “Naw”) to Independence. Why? Well, you know, some things are just better together. Like skinny dipping (vinterbadning) in the Danish sea. Here’s a selfie from this morning with my two bffs – my tartan scarf kept us nice and cosy! (Sea temperature was actually quite warm today, 16c/60f.)
And what did we have along with our cuppa (in addition to the usual cheeky banter) after our skinny dip? Scottie dog shortbread biscuits. Yep, got to love Scotland. Land o’ (yummy) Cakes!
Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend. Together!
3 thoughts on “So you're Scottish?”
We should follow our own culture. I like and I think that.
Hello.I am a man and 37 with my wife and our daughter.I have MA in applied linguistics and background in teaching English. My Possession is acceptable and very insistence to live in Denmark.I work in a university as a employee for 10 years. The sister of my wife has live in Denmark for about 30 years.I respect for my wife's morality for her interest to be live there near her sister. We like there very much and hope to give resident. Please answer our request.Thank you.Best.
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